NSW RFS have been filmed battling flames as tall as gumtrees in Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains, in a desperate attempt to save someone’s home.  The extraordinary vision highlights the desperately difficult conditions the firefighters are facing.
Firefighters were battling to save the property when the flames suddenly doubled in size, whipped by dangerous winds that started blowing embers towards the crew.

John Newman, from the interagency [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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